He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” Romans 12:21 The Message

It was warm and sunny, wonderful day.  Much warmer than the day back home.  I stared into the lush vegetation and beautiful blooms surrounding the amusement park. Enticing scents of funnel cakes and French fries wafted through the air. Giggles erupted beside me and I refocused my attention on our three daughters who were enjoying our vacation. It was such a blessing for me to see each one enjoying the moment with her sisters.  A smile etched my face as I noted their matching Minnie Mouse Ears attached to headbands. We should be making memories to last a lifetime.

Happy music played as our queue continued inching forward. “You’re at Disney, the most magical place on earth! Feel the smile you’ve been plastering on your face,” I chided myself.

But my mind kept jumping between prayer requests. I kept recalling the pain dear ones back home were enduring. My heart went out to these wonderful people as I was privy to their current heartache, and I kept lifting them once more to God.

I boarded the ride, sliding into the seat beside my husband and settling back into the warmth of his arm.  The giggles continued in the row before us as we saw bobbing heads converge and the turn to see different displays. Soon, the repeating song of the ride was stuck in my head.

Right where God wanted it to be.

Because yes,

It’s a world of laughter and a world of tears,

It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all.

 

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small, world.

 

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means friendship to everyone

Through the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all.

 

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world.

 

And, God’s got that small world right in His hands.

It’s great to feel empathy and compassion for others.  We are called to love others as ourselves. Yet, our compassion and concern for others and their situations should not control our lives. We can (and should) love.  We should pray. Then, we should go about the business of living the life God gave us that day. We should carry our requests and concerns to Him, and leave them at His feet.

Let go, and let God. Easier said than done. Yet we must strive for just that. As I circled that ride, I experienced a lifting of the dark cloud of concern that had hung over me. I envisioned each of those I loved and prayed for, right in God’s hand.  I envisioned the earth in His hand.  And I could finally settle into vacation mode and enjoy this precious time with my family.

Because it is a small world.  And after all, He’s got the whole world in His hands!

Small World Photo

Reflections:

Do I let my concern for others overshadow what God has for me that day?

How can I practice carrying my concerns to Him, and leaving them with Him?

Prayer: Thank You God, that You are the Heavenly Father who knows.  You see me, and You love me.  You want to take care of everything, and You want me to trust You with everything, from the tiny baby to the nation full of people at war.  Thank You, that You do indeed have our world, right in the palm of Your hand. Amen.

Thanks for reading! Please return by Monday, January 26, for the next post.

 

3 thoughts on “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands”

  1. This post truly spoke to me. I am one who can be empathetic to the point of making myself ill or allowing the problems that others face to consume me. Thank you for your words and much needed advice. He DOES have the whole world in His hands even when circumstances are difficult to understand. We must lay our burdens at his feet and not allow the things of this world to distract us from what He has called us to do each and every day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *